A & P Grocery Store Spice Cake 
(They called it Spanish Bar Cake)

Preheat oven to 350º, and grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.

Sift together:
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon (Watkins # 01115)
¼ tsp ginger (Watkins #01932
½ tsp. nutmeg (Watkins #01937)

½ cup butter
1/4 cup solid shortening
1 ½ cup sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla ( Watkins #01008)
1 cup chunky applesauce
1 cup plump raising
Optional ½ cup rough cut toasted walnuts

Cream butter, shortening, add eggs. Blend well, then turn to low speed, add 
vanilla and applesauce. Add raisins, keep the mixer at low speed and start 
adding dry ingredients. Don't overmix. Just make sure the flour is all in, then 
stop mixing.

Pour into pan, bake in the middle of oven for 45 minutes until the center tests 

8 oz cream cheese, softened
4 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp vanilla (Watkins #01008)
2 ¼ cup powdered sugar
½ cup milk 1 tsp lemon juice

Beat until smooth, and frost cake
~~~***Rhonda G in Missouri***~ ~~


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